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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Striving and aging

By Marianne Delorey A Scottish writer, Alexander Chalmers, is attributed as saying that the three components of happiness are “Something to do, someone to love,...

Good fences make good neighbors

Robert Frost once wrote a poem called “Mending Wall” in which the property line between neighbors brings them together and yet keeps them apart. This seeming contradiction is seen every day in elder housing. The best neighbors come together in times of need, but are aware of their own limits, or boundaries in the relationship.

Speak Bostonian: Advice on how to find suitable housing

By Marianne Delorey © Recently, a marketing genius at the Department of Transportation got a simple message across statewide by talking to commuters in the...

Holding a hand and letting go

By Marianne Delorey I remember holding my son’s hands while he learned to walk. There is nothing quite like the feeling of letting go and...

Moving into a long term care facility

By Micha Shalev MHA CDP CDCM CADDCT Part one of this series appeared in the April issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. Part three will...

If not grace…

I think often of what it means to age gracefully. Of the hundreds of elders I have met, I am most awed by those who make aging well seem so easy. One of my role models is Janice. Janice puts herself together every day. Her outfit is matched and her hair is coiffed. She is the quintessential lady. She doesn't have an unkind word for anyone. She is upbeat and forward-thinking. She is sharp as a tack and attentive and engaging in conversation. This month she turns 105 years old.

You can’t take it with you

By Marianne Delorey Americans tend to have more stuff than they need. At no time is this more apparent than when they are downsizing. There...

Moving into someone else’s home

By Marianne Delorey One of the great adjustments many people face as they age is that they have less control over their lives. Nowhere is that...

Not your typical rags to riches story

By Marianne Delorey Each industry has their own way of showing off their accomplishments to the world.  The armed forces gives out medals, the music...

Those who humble themselves will be exalted

By Marianne Delorey A large part of our success in aging well has to do with how we cope with changes in our bodies.  All...